On May 19th, S.A.Y. Play hosted its second annual Warriors Revenge, a FIRST Lego League robotics invitational. The invitational is a friendly competition in celebration of the end of the recent FLL qualifying season, and in preparation for the coming season that begins in the fall.
In two challenge rounds, thirteen teams from Detroit designed and built a robot using LEGO Mindstorms, and also researched, developed, and presented a solution to a research problem having to do with water. In morning and afternoon rounds, robots were put to the test in challenge tasks on the playing field in the Robot Game, while teams presented their research on the Core Values challenge. Teams were evaluated by a panel of judges and score points on their ability to collaborate and work quickly to resolve the issue.
Competing teams included:
- S.A.Y. Play’s Water Savers (2 teams)
- Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Trail Blazers
- George Crockett Academy’s Robotic Rockets
- Gompers Elementary-Middle School Gompers
- Dixon Elementary School’s Dixon Academy
- Escuela Avancemos’s Tacobots
- Palmer Park Preparatory Academy’s P3A Robo Racers
- Cooke Elementary School’s STEM Academy (2 teams)
- Academy of the Americas’s Robotics Team
- Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (2 teams)
Awards were given out to:
Champions Award: Cooke Elementary’s STEM Academy
Robot Design Award: S.A.Y. Play’s Water Savers
Robot Performance Award: S.A.Y. Play’s Water Savers
Core Values Award: George Crockett Academy’s Robotic Rockets
Project Award: Escuela Avancemos Academy’s Tacobots
Judges’ Against All Odds Award: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School’s Trail Blazers
A special thank you tothe leadership of Lindsey Gehlhausen (Robotics Coordinator), Jenell Mansfield (Director of Academics), and Janelle Moore (Frog Forc 503 Mentor), and to all the volunteers from Frog Force 503 and Cooper Standard, who serve as coaches, mentors, referees. Lunch was generously provided by Peter Andoni of Shield’s Pizza.